In a traditional talk therapy approach we may talk about both current issues and struggles while also exploring past hurts and concerns. This approach may go deeper into exploring the cause and effect of past events and impacts to current functioning by exploring the thoughts, feelings and beliefs related to them. As there is no one-size-fits-all for therapy, I collaborate with clients to identify the best approach drawing from evidenced-based practices including CBT, ACT, DBT skills, somatic (body-mind) approaches, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, solution-focused, Gottman Method and IFS.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing -EMDR
In additional to talk therapy, I also offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) as a trained EMDR clinician. EMDR is a different approach to resolving past pain, hurt and trauma that focuses on helping the brain to resume its natural healing process. We can use EMDR to address long-standing negative beliefs about the self, turn down the heat on past upsetting events so they feel more “right sized” and address specific anxieties so they feel less triggering. EMDR does not require discussing past hurtful events in detail and can be used to address past experiences that are causing current difficulties. You can learn more about EMDR here: https://www.emdria.org/about-emdr-therapy/
Parent coaching is a solution-oriented “here and now” approach focused on developing understanding, strategies and solutions to challenges parents face with their children. My work is influenced by working with kids and families for 30 years in a variety of contexts. As with all my other work, I believe deeply in science-informed, interpersonal neurobiology approach to connecting with, guiding and influencing our children.